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Rescue – WAGGING WEDNESDAY: MEET Kiko! I am a one-year-old neutered Jack Russell Terrier Mix

Boston, MA: Hi my name is Kiko! I am a one-year-old neutered Jack Russell Terrier Mix. I am such a spunky hyper boy with a short tail that always wags! I love to run around and play while also jumping up and giving kisses.  I am a little man with a BIG personality. For instance, I love playing with big dogs. They think they can over…
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Boston Police Department Celebrates Black History Month

Boston, MA: Detective Frederick McLean of the Special Service Squad was the first African American to receive the Department's Medal of Honor.  On April 7, 1952, Detective McLean was on a day off when he heard that a robbery was being planned by two men he knew to be armed and dangerous.  Driving through Roxbury in his own vehicle, Detective McLean observed one man acting…
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2.7 Magnitude Earthquake Center SE of East Kingston, New Hampshire 9:29 a.m. 42 Miles North of Boston

Boston, MA: The following earthquake magnitudes were recorder 2/15/2018 approx. 9:29am. Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) The Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) scale depicts shaking severity. An earthquake has a single magnitude that indicates the overall size and energy released by the earthquake. City State/Region Country Zip Code MMI Responses Distance Latitude Longitude Boston MA United States of America 02116 I 2 63 km Brighton MA United States of…
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Tragedy at Parkland Florida School, 17 Killed – White House Remarks

WATCH VIDEO from Washington, DC: Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Parkland, Florida. Our Nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones in the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on February 14, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of…
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NATION – Chelsea Bomber Ahmad Khan Rahimi Sentenced to Life in Prison for Executing September 2016 Seaside NJ Marine Charity Race Bombing and Attempted Bombing in New York City

WATCH NEWS VIDEO New York City Strong – New York, NY: Ahmad Khan Rahimi, aka, Ahmad Rahami, 30, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, was sentenced to life in prison for his execution and attempted execution of bombings in New York City on Sept. 17, 2016. Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Edward C. O’Callaghan, Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman for the Southern District of New York,…
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William Monroe Trotter was a businessman, newspaper publisher, and civil rights activist who grew up in Boston’s Hyde Park

William Monroe Trotter was born in 1872 and lived in Hyde Park. He attended Hyde Park High School, which at the time, was a predominately white school. The 1890 graduation exercises below show that he gave the valedictory address to his fellow classmates. After high school, Trotter attended Harvard University, where he became the first man of color to receive a Phi Beta Kappa.  After…
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DHS Statement On NBC fake News Coverage Of Election Hacking

WASHINGTON, DC: - Jeanette Manfra, National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, released the following statement regarding the recent NBC news coverage on the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to combat election hacking. “Recent NBC reporting has misrepresented facts and confused the public with regard to Department of Homeland Security and state and local government efforts to…
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Sierra Club Applauds Senate Committee for Clean Energy Bill

Boston, MA -The Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change released an omnibus energy bill today titled An Act to Promote a Clean Energy Future. The bill includes  numerous provisions to advance clean energy, and also help communities deal with the effects of climate change. The bipartisan Committee voted unanimously in favor of the bill. The bill increases offshore wind procurements, eliminates the cap…
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ICE Boston announces sentencing of Brazilian National convicted in $20 million dollar international money laundering pyramid scheme

BOSTON – Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Boston and the Attorney for Massachusetts announced the sentencing in federal court Thursday of a Brazilian national on charges in a $20 million dollar money-laundering international pyramid scheme based in the Boston area. HSI Acting Special Agent in Charge, Michael Shea, along with United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling, whose office prosecuted the case, announced that Cleber Rene Rizerio…
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INDUSTRIAL OPIOID DISASTER – Opioids Present Unprecedented Threat, Sessions Tells Southcom Summit

SummitNavy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, commander of Southern Command, hosts a one-day opioid summit at Southcom headquarters in Miami, Feb. 8, 2018. Participants included Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other agency officials and experts in public health and law enforcement. Southern Command photo WASHINGTON, DC: Feb. 9, 2018 By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity. The nation is facing an unprecedented threat from opioids, with tens…
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Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Special Investigations Unit & Law Enforcement Partners Make One of the Biggest Drug Busts in Massachusetts History

Boston, MA: , members of the Boston Police Department Special Investigations Unit in collaboration with the DEA, FBI, MA State Police, Braintree Police Department, Randolph Police Department, and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office executed a warrant sweep as part of ongoing Operation High Hopes. As a result of the six-month long investigation which began in July of 2017, and today’s warrant sweep, the joint…
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12 Individuals Indicted in Connection with Major Drug Trafficking Operation

BOSTON — Twelve individuals have been indicted in connection with a major drug trafficking operation, in which authorities seized nearly a kilogram of narcotics, and executed the largest single search warrant seizure of illegal guns under Attorney General Maura Healey’s administration. The charges are the result of a multi-agency state and federal takedown in October 2017 in Haverhill, Lawrence, Peabody and Lowell. Authorities allege the defendants are all part of…
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SPORTS NEWS – Defending Champions Highlight Top Contenders in 2018 Boston Marathon Push Rim Wheelchair Division

World best and course record holders Marcel Hug and Manuela Schar return to defend titles at the 122nd Boston Marathon on Patriots’ Day WATCH NEWS VIDEO - Patriots Strong Patriots Day. BOSTON – Eight Boston Marathon champions, including reigning winners Marcel Hug and Manuela Schar of Switzerland, will compete in the push rim wheelchair division of the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16. More than…
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Flu Deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza (P&I) is above the system-specific epidemic threshold as Million Industrial Sports Fans Join for Philadelphia Celebration

Philadelphia, PA: 200,000 watch The Liberty Loan parade and rally to raise money for World War I proceeds down Broad Street on Sept. 28, 1918. The public event contributed to spread of the flu from sailors returning from war to the general population of Philadelphia. 12,000 died during the epidemic including hospital workers, ambulance crews, and students sharing dorms. US Navy History Center Photo
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Innovation – Giving everyone a window into the human body

Startup’s low-cost, portable scanner generates clinical-quality ultrasounds on a smartphone. by Rob Matheson | MIT News Office February 6, 2018. Cambridge, MA: Butterfly Network, a startup co-founded by an MIT alumnus, aims to make ultrasound imaging as simple and ubiquitous as blood-pressure or temperature checks — in hospitals and, eventually, in consumers’ homes. The startup has developed a low-cost, handheld scanner, based in part on work…
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Rescue – WAGGING WEDNESDAY: MEET SAGE, A PATTERDALE TERRIER MIX

Boston, MA: - Office of the Mayor. ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL. Hi, my name is Sage! I am a 5-year-old spayed Patterdale Terrier Mix. I am an explorer at heart. When I am outside, I love to roam and sniff who has been in the area lately. When I am one-on-one with you, I will get in your lap and roll over for belly rubs! I…
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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $5.65 Million to Combat Gang Violence in Cities

BOSTON, MA: - Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Secretary of Public Safety and Security Dan Bennett announced the release of $ million in competitive grant funds to communities and local partners to bolster their efforts to combat gang violence. The awards were made to 15 sites across 27 cities and 12 research partners through the Shannon Community Safety Initiative, which targets gang…
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Sports News – Game Day Revisited: Puppy Bowl XIV with 1/2 Time Recap

Animal Planet - - This year, Team Ruff was out for payback against Team Fluff as both teams competed for the prestigious Lombarky trophy at Puppy Bowl XIV. But between amazing plays, rule-breaking renegades and doggone sleepy pups, only one team could come out on top. Full episodes streaming FREE:
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